Not for you, maybe. But for Timeless, sure. Not really bold, though, which he admitted.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
I have another one but it's based on the schedule.
I'm expecting it to be 48 games but the NHL will decide to make it a 50 game schedule. On the 48th game, Columbus will be in a playoff spot. But they will manage to choke on the 49th and 50th game and finish 9th in the conference. So no only we come close to a playoff spot but we will lose the lottery and end up with a mid round pick. Is that a bold prediction or would that just be standard Blue Jackets luck?
My expectation.... the first season the CBJ don't lose a game by getting jipped... not one bad goal, not one bad clock, not one hole in the net or one bad set of brezzers...
The season is hard to predict with so many changes and I do think the lockout will help (development) but they are still in the Central Division with the Blues, Hawks, Predators and Wings.... I wouldn't count on much...
Jackets win the cup after a huge season from Matt Calvert and John Moore.
LA Kings fall in the crapper after Jeff Carter and Mike Richards injure themselves surfing while snorting a line coke.
Nashville wins the draft lottery after Pekka gets hurt.
Jackets are in a position to clinch the Cup. However, NBCSN conflicts with MLS and auto racing have forced the playoffs long and the clincher is on July 12th and Nationwide can't bump the Justin Bieber concert and NBC can't move the game TV wise. Long story short, the Jackets win and finally skate the Cup on Central Ohio ice...at the Fairgrounds Coliseum.
I am no good judge of hockey talent, but based on professional predictions (CBJ dead last everywhere), I am going with us not getting to 10 wins, and at some point, we experience a 12 game losing streak. 9 - 32 - 7 for 25 points in the west.